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    September 29, 2010
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beach. closer to home we're going to show you downtown baltimore. storm system could ahead of nicole be bringing heavy rain our way late tonight. wyatt everhart is in the weather center tracking the storm. wyatt what's on u, xtap? >> well, kelly the bottom line light showers out there now as we go into the overnight period heavy rain begins to move out of the south. the middle part of the afternoon tomorrow. we're tracking just light to moderate showers now. this is really just the opening part of this event. and you can see slightly heavier rain south and west $p d. c. right now. but look at these flood watches and advisories all the way across maryland and back down through virginia. also coastal flood advisory and also concern for some hip%íñ winds as this coastal storm moves in. again more heavy rain on the march out of the south right now. the heaviest which is down in north carolina still. this evening scattered showers 2iie
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expecting heavier rain in here late tonight and especially into the early morning hours tomorrow. much more on this coastal storm. you don't want to miss it straight ahead. >> thanks a lot wyatt. you can 2ñtrack severe weather and the latest forecast online at our web site abc2news.com. now to prevent a possible failure workers in annapolis have released water ?yiiuá water works park. the state has determined the dam unsafe and some hope the dam can actually handle all this significant rain av expecting. don harrison has more. >> reporter: annapolis city received a letter from state inspectors that warned a dam located west of annapolis and water works park off of route 6 50 was unsafe. the letter stated dam failure to result in massive flooding which may result in the loss of life and property, particularly to those traveling on the road at the time, as well as those downstream of the dam.  i believe it's about 270 feet from end to end. >> reporter: the mayor's
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office says the city is aware of of the 5problem. >> there is underground erosion right next to where the dam is. they are worried about long term and breakdown. but be clear there's no imminent threat of a major breakdown right now. understand there's a risk and we're going to be moving later this year on a number of repairs. we have staff here to monitor the water level tat the dam nearby. >> well, the dam as you can see there's cracks in the dam they have been there for quite a while. >> reporter: fred man 'tis and his wife have used the park in the past. he sees that it's time to ñdam. >> since it was built in 1920, you know, it needs repair replacement it's due for that. unsafe.
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the city has said they are ready to do work on the dam and the community is hoping that the dam can handle this significant rain don harrison for abc 2 news. the reservoir supplied annapolis with drinking water through the 1940s but is no longer used as a primary water source. a park around the reservoir was closed this year due to budget cuts. cuts. well, tonight en are in jail charged with the murder of jose luis ramirez. monday night police were call report of an injured person. that's when they found ramirez dead alongside the road in cockysville. autopsy revealed he rozhad been killed by blunt force trauma. they are charged with first degree murder and being held at the baltimore county detention center. çtcxthe family of a 13-yea- old girl electrocuted has settled a lawsuit.
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deanna green was resting offher foot against a fence and was electrocuted after she reached for a second fence. they repaired several lines in city green's family filed an amended complaint to restart litigation. the family of yardly love has created a foundation in her memory. the university of voila cross player was found beaten to death in her xknyapartment back may. love's former boyfriend is charged with first degree murder. the yardly reynolds love foundation also known as the ÷ to build a pro field at her alma mater. there's also a scholarship in her name. the foundation also plans to help children take part 'cñin programs within their communities. a gunman opened fire outside an omaha hospital woundsing two officers. there was conflicting reports whether the suspect died but police say he's in very éd:&c% critical condition. investigators are looking into whether the gunman may have
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been involved in another incident with police just hours earlier. the two officers suffered minor injuries. a new jerk of bringing patient to our state for late term abortions says a complaint against him should be dismissed. dr. stephen bingham denies the most .é"?serious charges includ he was negligent and breached standards of care for several patients. he acknowledges some patient were treated in both new jersey he did anything illegal. car crashes are the leading death for teens. there is a push 0czto make str safer for teen drivers. sandra endo has the latest on the safe teen and november áy is driver uniform protection act otherwise known as stands out. >> reporter: tougher regulations on teen drivers.
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that's the safety debate being posed to congress when it comes to keeping teens safe behind -% the wheel. advocates say there should be federal standards not different ones determined by each state. >> it makes very clear sense that if you know something's working at the local level, you take <7úfederal action to encourage everybody around the country to take steps that can save lives. >> reporter: advocates want a national graduated licensing program which would give drivers more privileges behind the wheel in phases. first a learners permit at 16 years old to learn how to drive with supervision. then +d> eye myself a 16-year-old teen drivers. teenagers safe driving isn't as civil as 8taking away a cell phone. new teen drivers face or risks. like driving with other teens
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as passengers and driving unsupervised at night. >> reporter: some parents say it will make obcñtheir job easi to stop kids from risky driving behavior. bill walter lost his only son to a car crash. >> parents don't have to be the bad guys when they say, no, ou can't take your friends in q the car. no, you can't drive late at night. >> reporter: despite the emotional pleas there's no time frame as to if and when the hs in washington, i'm sandra endo. in democracy 2010 tonight with five weeks to go before the midterm <>jqelections. president obama continues to take his and democrat case into the backyard of america. here's abc's john hendry. >> reporter: officially the president's backyard talks are all about the economy, but with five weeks to go before misses no chance to talk politics. >> the other side what it's really offering is the same policies from 2001 to 2009.
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>> reporter: uphill battle. candidate who won the hawkeye state two years ago met in iowa. >> i have great concerns over your health bill. these wars. >> they are losing their hope, which was a message that you inspired them with. >> reporter: a republican smanusinessman joined in urging the president not to end tax cuts for those earning over $250,000. >> you're sort of strangling the engine that does create the jobs. >> reporter: the president struck back with /c]atalking po of his own. >> i have signed 8 small business tax cuts. >> reporter: republicans are celebrating the anti-incumbent mood. >> the mood across the country is to throw the calories out and the redskins calories by a big majority are democrats. this ought to be a good year for us. >> reporter: a journal poll says the so-called enthusiasm gap is in late august republicans led
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by 9 points. unlikely voters 46% republican 43% democrat. >> later the president gave his 6th backyard talk in richmond, virginia. this one at a recreation zj÷ce due to rain where he said the math in republicans pledge to america doesn't add up. meanwhile zmjpresident practical o is showing support for governor martin o'malley. he has recorded a radio ad for his election campaign. in the 60 second spot the president credits o'malley with making quote tough 4çdecisions put education safety and job creation first. o'malley hopes to @1v÷beat robe erhlich in november. a poll says 50% of those most likely to vote support o'malley 41% support erhlich. erhlich has the support of almost every republican vote almost ehe state as well as among many independents. general motors has
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invested millions into its baltimore transmission plant for electric cars. the company will invest 23.5 million and vnicreate 11 new jo at the plant in white marsh. the money is in addition to the 246 million the company announced in january to quip the plants to so!build electric motors in the year 2013. the plan is to build the new facility next to the site where they build transmissions. the pastor of that megachurch 7boñin atlanta he's the center of some sexual misconduct allegations. coming up new at 5:30 íi[one of eddie long's accusers is speaking up. >> reporter: police in westminster were on the lookout for a woman who used counterfeit money at three businesses. plus, it is think pink week. five ways tc7you can help a fri who's been diagnosed with breast cancer.
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. looking at 63 degrees wyatt's got complete det!tco of major rain heading our way coming up. two governors, two different approaches. even in good times bob ehrlich did not make education a priority. he increased college tuition by 40%, cut school construction by $200 million, and ehrlich voted to eliminate the department of education while serving in congress. but martin o'malley, even in the toughest of times, has made record investments in public schools, new school construction, and o'malley froze college tuition
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four years in a row. with martin o'malley, our children always come first. four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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. we want to update you on the breaking bé county. a commuter bus crash outside the nation's capitol a little before 4:00 this afternoon. one person is dead. more than a dozen injured, including women and !]children according to misdemeanor state police the bus fell some 45 feet off of a sky ramp over washington belt way and landed below along interstate 270. both directions of i-270 have been "yfñshut down northbound a southbound. we're going to continues to stay on ton of this story and bring you the latest pore coming well, it is think pink week and many of us have been personally touched by breast cancer. perhaps you're a survivor or going through the battle right
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now or you myknow someone who i linda so has five ways to help a friend who's been diagnosed. >> reporter: breast cancer is a tough battle to fight alone. but when you have support from family and friends, it can make a big difference. >> e3cpa lot of breast cancer survivors and people going through treatment want to be as independent as they can be, and so it's often difficult for help. so simply being present and saying i'm here to help you this is going to be some times when you're fatigued, whatever you need, you let me know. >> reporter: susan is a nurse practitioner who helps breast cancer patientj$j @&c% she says just being there to help with every day chores around the house is one way to help. second, relaxation and exercise can go a long way. >> fatigue is a big problem, and one of x help your friends to fight fatigue is to plan some times that are relaxing so you can help her with that, and to plan some times to exercise. we don't mean 4[going to the gy
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exercise, but just getting up 15, 20, 30 minutes to walk. >> reporter: third, offer emotional support. >> say to her, you know, you don't have to keep spfñup that strong front for me. it's okay when you're feeling down to just let it out. i'm here for you. you need a good cry please call me up i'll come over, we'll do something. friends plug into support groups. >> there are so many resources out there for breast cancer survivors and to reach out. not just to family and and medical profession, but also to a myriad of support groups that are available within the community and online. >> reporter: and fifth, there will be a lot of doctor appointments. there and stay with us her support. linda so abc 2 news. tomorrow on good morning maryland the five biggest myths about breast rmxcancer. don't forget komen maryland's race for the cure is just days
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away. it is this sunday october 3rd. abc 2 news will be live on the air to broadcast the event starting at 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. and you can biyñstill register the big race, all you have to do is head to our web site at abc2news.com click on the lifestyle tab t@and then think pink. get some weather w=4"jr @&c% about. >> i tell you what there is a chance for pretty heavy rain in here overnight. a peak window 2:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. tomorrow 7ooç12 hours of heavy and low-lying areas that are susceptible to flooding that's where we're most concerned obviously. the usual suspects. just beginning to get a little rain now. ÷radar most of this well south of us. >> we have gotten scattered hit and miss showers so far. the heaviest of this stuff well
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off to the south. we're going to break that down in just a ñ looking ahead to later tonight flash flood watch going into effect. midnight just about statewide. eastern shore included in this. all the way out to far western maryland and a coastal flood advisr tidal areas along the chesapeake from hartford counties through southern maryland and right up the potomac we expect highs to run 2 to 3 feet above çssaverage hi tide especially tomorrow morning's high tide and very gusty winds enhancing the tides through the day tomorrow with this coastal storm. at the moment generally clear and calm out there at the inner harbor. but again kind of th? before the rainstorm in this case. temperature wise 65 degrees right now humidity high xfj80% we're seeing just traces basically south of the city down through arnold and bowie and winds so far have been very, very light. expect we expect gustier winds
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to ú] see skies clear early on getting much murkier into the afternoon. cloudy skies kind of an indication what's to come our way. highs around the upper 60s today not bad. tomorrow we'll actually get back into the mid-70s albeit during the middle of very heavy rain. humidity has become very high. s?t,ated air so that's another indication of fuel for all the rain headed our way. at this point in time the really heavy stuff still well south of baltimore into the tide water virginia getting heavier elçrain also heavy show back through eastern north carolina. take you a little wider upnd down the east coast this storm getting its act together. it's going to j tropical moisture right up the immediate east coast and that center of low pressure slow to move through the overnight and early tomorrow. very, very dry, just off to our west. so this is definitely yvngoing be a coastal storm. not impacting even west
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virginia in a huge way. forecast model check it out. here's our timing on this thing. rain getting much heavier toward 2:00 a.m. tomorrow =/ then we expect those downpours to come through in waves through lunch time tomorrow. we'll begin to see the end in sight some clearing out to the south and west. we're probably looking at tomorrow afternoon towards 5:00, f before we really get the urain out of here and finally get a chance to begin to dry out. still maybe some heavy rain down at the at the beaches tomorrow3l-ñ night then we clear out. tropical satellite tremendous fetch. unusual pattern set up here. it's pulling out a lot of tropical moisture this pattern is hours peak 2:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. overnight 65. rain gets heavier tonight. two degree guarantee 75. heavy flood national guard low- lying areas. few showers by tomorrow evening clearing from west to east.
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that 7-day showing drier weather coming in pretty quickly into the day a+4on frid certainly into the weekend. it's thursday where we'll have flood concerns especially early on. >> thanks a lot wyatt. well character education was at the head of the class today as xlñthe maryland center for character education at stevenson university honored schools for outstanding values. schools were nominated based on several principles including and honesty. among the programs honored today were carney elementary school and kenwood high school. >> we do a couple of things at carney. we do the character traits throughout the year, andüúwe have them with the carney. we do a celebrate abilities month where we use curriculums to zwwork on acceptance toleran and friendship. each month we have a virtue that we highlight, and students
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work toward promoting that virtue within themselves and the >> congratulations to those schools. the schools honored will go on to represent maryland at the national character awards ceremonies. so what foods should you eat qt!ñto stay healthy? we're going to take a look at the super foods that will keep you from getting sick. watch out out ravens there's a new team in town and sure to get ms are n a lot of attention.
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i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. the real andy harris. buried in his website - a promise to replace the tax code with a 23% sales tax and eliminate the mortgage interest deduction. a bush tax panel said families would pay $6,000 more a year. a reagan tax advisor calls it a very dumb idea. but that's not his only bad idea. harris was the only senator to vote against expanding the child care tax credit and against the state's cancer treatment program. andy harris' extreme ideas will cost us.
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i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you. . combo meet ral canceres the moat common youth ral cancer. hysterectomy is the standard
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found an i ud is able to slow the progression of the disease. hears dr. timothy johnson. >> reporter: intrauterine devices were initially developed for bo9use as a type birth control. but researchers say it may also be effective in treating endometrial cancer the 6th most common cancer in n worldwide. the most common treatment for the disease is a total hysterectomy in which the uterus and ovaries are removed. they may be able to $delay the procedure with the implantation of a an iud. italian researchers implantsed iud in 34 kówomen who have a precursor for combo media cancer. one year the disease did not develop further in the subjects with an iu did he. after it was removed 11 women were able to conceive. two years after t
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none of the women were cancer free, but researchers said the iud was effective in postponing a hysterectomy long enough for women to have dr. timothy johnson. if you're one of those persons that are always getting sick we have hó foods. blue perrys are good for memory eyes and lower the pad cholesterol. leafy greens are a great source of calcium çó[yand fiber and sw potatoes apparently are filled with vitamin a and e. salmon cod halibut tuna herring are you're looking for a great shopping deal we're going to tell you a new store just opened promising some great deals. that's coming up all new at 5:30. back to live out of montgomery county
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